OUT OF A JOB
A MANUAL FOR UNDERSTANDING,
by B. Keith Simerson
Michael D. McCormick
In today's economy,
job loss very likely will affect each of us at some point in our careers.
This manual is not
only for people who have been, or are about to be, fired or laid off;
it is for each member of the workforce, because we are all at risk.
Fired, Laid Off,
Out of a Job addresses:
- How to examine
and negotiate your termination package
- How to determine
if you need an attorney, and how to select one
- How to prove your
dismissal was inappropriate or illegal
- How to move from
a bad job situation to a better one.
Layoffs used to happen
only when times were tough, but even a bustling economy is no protection
when positions are eliminated, plants are closed, and jobs are shipped
overseas in search of even higher profit margins.
A toolkit for survival
and coping with unemployment, this book explains how to minimize your
chances of being laid off, how to negotiate the best outcome during the
severance process, and how to re-enter the job market from a position
Not just for employees,
this book is also a valuable resource for employers, human resource managers,
and outplacement specialists. Just as former employees need to be aware
of their rights and options, so should employers be aware of the ramification
of their actions. Both employees and employers must protect themselves.
This book provides an understanding of the hiring and firing process from
Armed with this knowledge,
you will be in a better position to know what to do if you find yourself
in a meeting with your organization's outplacement counselor.